Carouse meaning

kə-rouz'
The definition of a carouse is a noisy, drinking party.

An example of a carouse is a party at a college fraternity house.

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Carouse is defined as drinking a lot or having a noisy and fun time while drinking alcohol.

An example of carouse is to have ten drinks at the bar.

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To drink large amounts of alcohol, especially in boisterous merrymaking.
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Carousal.
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To drink much alcoholic liquor, esp. along with others having a noisy, merry time.
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A noisy, merry drinking party.
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A glassful drunk all at once, esp. as a toast.
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(intransitive) To engage in a noisy or drunken social gathering.

We are all going to carouse at Brian's tonight.

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(intransitive) To drink to excess.

If I survive this headache, I promise no more carousing at Brian's.

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A large draught of liquor.
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A drinking match; a carousal.
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Origin of carouse

  • Earlier a cup drunk up completely in one draft as a toast from French carous as in French (boire) carous (to drink a cup) up completely in one draft from German gar aus(trinken) (to drink) up completely (used in such exhortations as trinks gar aus drink it all up) gar completely (from Middle High German) (from Old High German garo) (archaic English yare ready) aus out, up auslander
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French carousser (“to quaff, drink, swill”), from German gar aus (“quite out”), from gar austrinken (“to drink up entirely, guzzle”). More at drink.
    From Wiktionary